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. >> reporter: acting commissioner steven miller apologized right off the bat in his testimony for what he described as poor service to the american public in this case. and now he's getting grilled by lawmakers who want to know why he and other top irs officials rebuffed their questions about this matter for two full years. >> arscting commissioner miller said that the agency made errors but said they were not driven by politics. >> i think what happened here, foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in the workforce selection. the listing, while intolerable, was a mistake, but not an act of partisanship. >> reporter: a report shows that the irs used inappropriate criteria to single out tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status. they sought to tie the president to the agency's woes. >> president obama's reaction seemed to be sincere, he has not yet demonstrated that all of those responsible will be brought to justice. >> there we go. >> in a rainy rose garden press conference, mr. obama said he learned of the investigation like everyone else, last friday. >> i pro
. steven miller, he didn't come there with the answers, although he did apologize for the actions, saying, quote, the irs made mistakes and made poor service in his apology. but is that enough? do we have to go farther and deeper than just an apology? >> this is too important to simply accept an apology or a couple of resignations. we have to get to the bottom of this. we have to get down to the bottom of the rot that is at the irs and clean this up. the american people have to have trust in their system of government. and the irs is perhaps the most powerful agency in all of our government, especially as it deals with average citizens across this country, the taxpayer. there has to be an element of trust and we have to get to the bottom of this. >> you know, average citizen who had been in violation with the irs, the irs would come after that average citizen, tooth and nail, relentless in their pursuit and causing a lot of disturbance with fines or the threat of going to jail. what kind of measure, of discipline can you take to get to the irs to the table and say, mea culpa, with but we
overshadow the fireworks on capitol hill friday. when acting irs commissioner steven miller, who tendered his resignation earlier this week, testified. >> we centralized cases based on political activity. >> reporter: he apologized that groups had been targeted for extra scrutiny. the tactic was a foolish mistake, miller said, but not a case of politics. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress nor the american people. ed questnss theyd. >> reporter: this after the white house trying to tamp down criticism over the response to the benghazi attack, released 100 pages of e-mails and notes on wednesday. and the president came under fire this week for the justice department's widely criticized seizure of journalist phone records. >> how do you feel about comparisons of your critic's comparisons of this week's scandals to nixon? >> reporter: the scandals could threaten the second-term agenda. >> a relatively limited window to get things done, and this is eating into it. >> reporter: the irs controversy could have the most staying
. that is just implausible. >> reporter: irs commissioner steven miller testified on friday that his technical advisor told him the name of the person responsible for targeting tea party and patriot groups but he said he doesn't remember it. there are two more hearings this week at which congress will try to get its answer. jim. >> sharyl, thank you. >> five numbers and the powerball. tonight it adds up to more than $590 million dollars. and the biggest powerball jackpot ever. a single ticket with the winning number was sold at a supermarket in zephyr hills florida. ashley porter is there. ashley? >>. >> reporter: well, jim, this wing ticket was bought at this publix in zephyr hills 30 miles outside of tampa. we don't know who the lucky winner is yet but even if this person wanted to come forward today to officially claim that prize, they couldn't. because the florida lottery office doesn't open until tomorrow. but once this person does come forward, they will be the winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots ever. and also the biggest single ticket payout in american history. now to give y
trying to be so efficient. >> what's the promotion point. steven miller was fired he's gone. i understand obama does not -- did not take him out in the middle of times square and following him like people maybe would want but he is gone. i think this is a fair link. when you apply to tax exempt status can we not ask a question whether or not your application is correct. they do it correctly? no. perhaps a bit over zealous. >> we as taxpayers in the irs we get to have a convenient excuse sore he whii didn't know. they would take your business take your bank account. >> i don't think it would be in the purview of the irs it would be in the purview of congress. if the do nothing congress had acted and given us a guideline as to what constitutes a terrorist organization or not. >> let me ask you this. here is the question. the problem is not that they went through the forms and were diligent they were only diligent with one side they didn't put that to left wing groups. >> there are a lot of progressive groups in texas saying i didn't know it was illegal for the irs to ask me at that question
than 6. nasdaq 5. >> stinky earnings. here are your morning headlines. steven miller was dismissed as interim irs commissioner in the wake of targeting conservative groups will be questioned by the house ways and means committee. wow. they were quick on that. only came out tuesday. we'll speak with dave camp ahead of that hearing. >>> jpmorgan stepping up. sent a letter to rejecting a proposal that would affect such a split. the letter was directed to those who haven't yet voted ahead of the annual meeting on tuesday. dish network asking the fcc its acquisition of sprint. it asked wall street investment banks. >> we have a bit of tech news. yahoo! may want to buy ittumblr. it would value the company at a billion bucks. interesting to see if willing to shell out a billion dollars. henry blogett is here. can't afford twitter. >> are you able to comment on something yahoo! related. >> i won't say too much. but it's interesting. >> there was a time with we traded 10 overvalued cats for 10 overvalued dogs. >> a billion dollars is as much as they can afford. it's young, hip. it needs tha
that they asked for the resignation of steven miller who did resign and installed the new director last week and then, you know, they're saying, the president said that i'm going to go ahead and direct jack lew, the treasury secretary for the recommendations and we'll do that. on the other front was get outside the beltway, go to baltimore and talk about jobs and try to get back to his agenda, but that's not going to be easy. congress will have a number more hearings and you'll see danny go out there and the problem with steven miller's testimony is you leave questions unanswered so it will be hard for the white house to get by, most notably, whose idea this was for the irs to go after conservative and tea party groups. that has not really been explained and until that is, this thing is going to keep going. >> there were a lot of questions that were repeated and he got a barrage of questions over and over again for which he did not have answers. >> lauren, former senior adviser to president obama, david axelrod, he spoke about the problems plaguing the administration and here's what he said.
be the first in a series of hearings and investigations. as you pointed out, outgoing irs commissioner steven miller really got a grilling. it was a contentious hearing, and there was bipartisan outrage at times, alex, something we don't usually see. miller did apologize for not telling earlier about the fact that the irs had been targeting tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status. he also said the irs planned to publish this in may by planting an answer at a q&a at a legal conference that was held. he said, look, this was not political. this was a foolish mistake. alex, there were a number of heated exchanges. take a listen to one of them. >> do you not think that congress has the right to know all the information that you knew? >> so, look -- >> did this committee -- >> congress was going to find out -- >> mr. miller, does this committee have the right to know the information that you knew? yes or no? >> this committee was always going to get that information. >> yes or no, that's an easy one. you testified before this committee, mr. miller, and did not --
that shulman's deputy, the current acting irs commissioner, steven miller, was informed of the targeting in may of 2012. meanwhile, new documents obtained by "the washington post" showing that the operation was not just carried out by rogue agents in cincinnati, irs officials in washington and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative groups. two separate house committees, oversight and government reform and ways and means will investigate the irs. with the first hearing by the ways and means committee set for friday. joining me right now is the top democrat on the house ways and means committee, congressman sander levin of michigan. dave camp of michigan said news that the agency targeted american taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling. he vowed to get to the bottom of this, practice of it, and ensure it never happens again. who will the committee hear from and what will it learn about what took place? >> we'll hear from the acting commissioner and also inspector general. chairman camp talked before the announcement was issued. we agreed to
be getting. >> steven miller is the outgoing acting commissioner of the i.r.s. he was asked to leave a day after the inspector general's report was released. the president has named dan wilful of the office of management and budget as the flew acting commissioner, he'll serve until the end of the fiscal year. some republicans -rp not happy with that pick. john cornyn r-r says he is a white house insider that will do nothing to restore cough dense in the i.r.s. arthel: thank you very much, wendell goler. jon: for more on the scandals engulf financing the white house and the political fallout let's talk to monica crowley, thee is a fox news contributor and author of "what the bleep just happened." just trust us, that seems to be the word from the outgoing head of the i.r.s. mr. miller. >> now there is mounting evidence as we saw in this morning's hearings that there is more here than meets the eye. this is not just republicans questioning. we have a number of democrats on the panel and elsewhere questioning what the i.r.s. was up to, why they did this. targeting conservative groups, christia
, steven miller, learned about this in may of 2012 and in responding to members of the house, members of the senate, and a committee in the house, re-- failed to answer the question with information he had. if that's true, if he was aware of the conservative groups were being targeted and was asked about that and gave incorrect information, he should step aside or be removed and this is something that we shouldn't tolerate. the administration shouldn't tolerate it and the american people wouldn't want us to tolerate it. >> last wednesday in the appropriations subcommittee that has the responsibility for the the -- [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> you can see all of this in our overnight schedule on c-span or at c-span.org. the shouse coming back in now for votes. 1580 and senate concurrent resolution 10. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote and remaining votes will be five minutes. 9 vote on the motion, mr. goodlatte to suspend the rules h.r. 180 on which the yeas and nays are
more about the resignation yesterday of i.r.s. acting commissioner steven miller in response to the news that i.r.s. officials targeted certain conservative groups. we'll have live coverage of the news conference from the white house on c-span3. yerl this morning michelle bachmann, who chairs the tea party caucus in the house, and other republican members and representatives of tea party groups across the country held a news conference on capitol hill to discuss the i.r.s. targeting. ere it is. >> thank you, everyone, for being here. my name is michelle bachmann, i'm a member of congress from minnesota's sixth congressional district. i'm also the chairman of the tea party caucus in the house of representatives and a former federal tax litigation attorney for the i.r.s., as well as the author of the bill to repeal obamacare. this is a momentous day. one week ago today we held a hearing in the house of representatives on benghazi. questions were asked one week ago today. where decisions made about rescuing americans in benghazi based upon political consideration. one week ago t
.s. ambassador chris stevens. president obama trying to move forward with a speech on thursday laying out his counter-terrorism policies. but is it fetus able with so many questions hovering over benghazi. judy miller joins us straight ahead. >> gregg: well, somebody is a big rich winner. down right filthy rich. one person winning the $590 million powerball lottery. it was sold in the state of florida. arthel nevil joins us live in new york, my condolences. >> arthel: you know i didn't buy a ticket. the odds of winning, gregg, was put at 1 in 175 million. if disney world is most magical place on earth, then zephyr hills florida has most lucky place on earth. >> this is powerball. tonight we have the biggest jackpot in powerball history, an estimated $595 million. let's play powerball. 22, after that we got the number 10-we are going to meet mike conrad, matched all five white numbers. next number up lucky 13 then 14 and than had we have the number 52. for tonight's winning number. match this number, tonight it is 11. >> arthel: there you heard all the winning numbers right there. and saturday
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